Atira Charles is the CEO of Think Actuality. Contributed photo
The Greenville Chamber is featuring business diversity speakers at its upcoming 2017 Diversity & Inclusion Summit, including keynote speaker Atira Charles, the CEO of Think Actuality.
The event will be held on Oct. 17 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the TD Convention Center. The summit will be a day of business and community leaders coming together for the purpose of discussing diversity and inclusion strategy, which will assist professionals with managing their organizations more effectively. It will include nine workshops, a luncheon and a keynote speaker.
In Charles' keynote speech, “How Identities Impact One’s Workplace and Life Experiences,” she will explain the importance of employees' identities and how it shapes their workplace success. As a CEO, an assistant professor of Management at Florida A&M University and the founder of The Mask Project, which explores the masks people wear in their professional and personal lives, she is an expert at race and gender identity management in the workplace and what motivates individuals.
Charles received her bachelor’s degree in finance and her masters of business sdministration at Florida A&M University. She earned her Ph.D. in organizational behavior and management at Arizona State University.
Charles travels the country presenting her research to audiences and coaching on workplace behavior.